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  • Scheduling Blog Series Part 8 – Tracking a Schedule

    Tracking a Schedule – Scheduling Blog Series Part 8 Intended Audience If you schedule has these properties: 1.       Number of resources -times- number of activities > 60, 2.       Activities with predecessors > 75% of all activities, 3.       Meeting the end date is important, Then you should allow schedule software to predict the end date.  Introduction…
  • Scheduling Blog Series Part 7 – Developing a Schedule

    Intended Audience This blog is for anyone who schedules, whether using scheduling software, spreadsheets, or pencil and paper. This blog describes a process and is illustrated by the software we sell.  Introduction We share here a schedule developed by a team of students (including me) from a graduate-level Project Planning and Control Course.  We see…
  • Scheduling Blog Series Part 6 – When Scheduling Software Makes Sense

    Criteria for Needing Scheduling Software and Expertise Winston Churchill wrote in his book The Gathering Storm about events leading to WWII.  He described why he created a statistics department in his Admiralty.  He did it to collate data about ship movements and logistics so that information could improve decision-making when events demanded action.  The germ…
  • Scheduling Blog Series Part 5: Earned Value for Business Owners

    Introduction Wouldn’t you like to know whether your projects are “on-cost” and “on-time” anytime during the project?  Earned Value allows this determination to happen.  Earned value is an abstract concept, but it is more understandable to the business person when it’s compared to an income statement’s revenue recognition.   Some project scheduling software allows the computation…

 

 

More Information for the Small Project User

Program Leader is Task Management software designed foremost to be easy to use and forgiving. It will improve your confidence and effectiveness because it features:

 

step-change capability over free web apps and spreadsheets. It’s far less expensive and risky than competitive offerings that replace business systems. Written by an owner and contractor design/construction project manager whose software creations have been incorporated by prominent organizations, it supports issue, task, risk, and cost management for projects subject to frequent deviations from project plan or design basis.

 

Attractively designed and easily installed, learned, and operated, while forgiving user oversights,

 

Program Leader offers: a Basic mode for newcomers, guiding dialogs, report templates, tooltips, infocons, help text, wizards, data consistency checks, and training videos. In order to simplify operation, maintenance, and quick response at client’s sites (where WiFi is often private) the product operates from the user’s computer.  This enhances security as external-to-company servers are not employed.

 

In Small Project Domains, Program Leader documents agreed tasks with project team members
in a way that interactive communication principles found in The One Minute Manager* can be exercised. Program Leader affords the project manager database control so that information can be trusted. Gantt views with predecessor linkage, finish date prediction, and framing by stakeholder context visualize task flow. Performance measurement is achieved with Metric Reports.

 

More Information for the Seasoned Pro

Program Leader is Task Management software designed foremost to be easy to use and forgiving. It will improve your confidence and effectiveness because it features:

 

step-change capability over free web apps and spreadsheets. It’s far less expensive and risky than competitive offerings that replace business systems. Written by an owner and contractor design/construction project manager whose software creations have been incorporated by prominent organizations, it supports issue, task, risk, and cost management for projects subject to frequent deviations from project plan or design basis.

 

Attractively designed and easily installed, learned, and operated, while forgiving user oversights,

 

Program Leader offers: a Basic mode for newcomers, guiding dialogs, report templates, tooltips, infocons, help text, wizards, data consistency checks, and training videos. In order to simplify operation, maintenance, and quick response at client’s sites (where WiFi is often private) the product operates from the user’s computer.  This enhances security as external-to-company servers are not employed.

 

In Large Project Domains, it facilitates managing and controlling stakeholder engagement while reporting tasks that their reports are responsible to do
in order to contribute to efficient project execution, to add to the project knowledge base, and to suggest when to engage stakeholders so that the owner’s representative and project manager maintain political support. The PM gains the owner representative’s trust when issues important to the owner’s stakeholders are attended to as promised. Therefore, Program Leader supports: developmental, engineering, construction, owner-managed, and energy service company (ESCO) projects.
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